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Hit Refresh: Four Colorful Northwest-Inspired Cocktails For Your Seattle Wedding

By: 
Susannah Bradley
Get the party started with colorful cocktails that showcase seasonal Northwest flavors

1. Arctic Solstice
Bar manager Moe Hessen of City Catering Company in South Lake Union created this bracing beverage using Brennivín, an unsweetened Icelandic schnapps, with Chambord, lime juice, and a garnish of local mint and grapefruit. 

2. Northwest 75
Jack Hilton of Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering and Events presents a fresh twist on the classic French 75. His version includes lavender simple syrup, a float of sparkling wine from Walla Walla’s Waterbrook Winery and Empress 1908 gin, which turns pink with the addition of a splash of lemon juice.

3. Ladies’ Night
Lisa Dupar of Redmond-based Lisa Dupar Catering whipped up this berry-hued cocktail using muddled strawberries, sloe gin and float of sparkling rosé. 

4. Cranberry Garden Sage Gimlet
Ravishing Radish Catering on First Hill combines gin from Seattle-based Oola Distillery with cucumber and sage infused simple syrup, cranberry juice and lime juice for a tart and refreshing pink libation.